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Kubota bx 1800 over heated, changed thermostat with no help, the antifreeze is brown and smells burned so i think head gasket is blown. what is the head torqued to after replacing head gasket?

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When you say not leaking antifreeze has your coolant level gone down at all? and is it that you have seen no leaks where you park it? What worries me is you can smell it when warming up, have you felt the interior floors to see if damp and do you get any condensation if put blower onto screen, if so then heater matrix is leaking if not could be down to headgasket and/or cylinder head leak.

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sorry i still think its a gasket problem,or water ports---but without bringing it to yard for me to have a look its a bit difficult and iam in spain.These *** motors use a smaller rad cap with two seals in ,so it can draw the coolant back in on cooling,but iam of the opinion that its drawing in a slight water ingression causing the idle problem.Go on give it a birthday and pull the head off and check its level and not warped ,also the water ports are not dissolved to any extent.

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It could be your head gasket.

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Do you have heat coming out of the heater after the thermostat opens? If you do and the truck is still over heating the head gasket could be blown and burning the antifreeze through the cylinders and thus would cause a rough idle. You may want to run a compression test on the truck. Just to be sure your assumption is correct that the head gasket is good. Have you felt the heater hose to make sure it is circulating through the heater and it is not plugged. Hope this helps.

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Car was over heating and burning up antifreeze now it wont start what could it be


The head gasket has blown out. Pull the dipstick for the oil. If it is chocolate brown and or has bubbles in it the motor is junk.

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2000 gmc jimmy, engine shut off while drving and would not restart. Checked fuel pump and pressure, found fuel filter to be clogged. Replaced fuel filter and started vehicle. Problem now is that vehicle...


No,it sounds like coolant burning inside the engine combustion chambers.This explains the sputtering and power loss.most likely cause is a blown head gasket or severe overheating.Check the condition of the oil and make sure their is not antifreeze in the oil.Also check the coolant level.this will help to identify an internal engine concern.Dont think the fuel filter going out is related though. Hope this information helps,
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White smoke coming from exhaust


White smoke is caused by water and or antifreeze entering the cylinder, and the engine trying to burn it with the fuel. The white smoke is steam. There are special gaskets (head gaskets are the primary gaskets) that keep the antifreeze from entering the cylinder area. The cylinder is where the fuel and air mixture are being compressed and burned. Any amount of antifreeze that enters this area will produce a white steam that will be present at the tailpipe area.

If white smoke is present, check to see if the proper amount of antifreeze is inside the radiator and the overflow bottle. Also check to see if antifreeze has contaminated the engine oil. You can look at the engine oil dipstick, or look at the under side of the engine oil filler cap. If the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, it will have the appearance of a chocolate milkshake. Do not start the engine if the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, as serious internal engine damage can result.


How did antifreeze get in the oil or cylinder in the first place? The engine probably overheated and a head gasket failed due to excessive heat, thus allowing antifreeze to enter the cylinder (Where it is not meant to be).

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Milky white-brown substance in radator.


Not quite sure what your question is but if your looking for an opinion here's mine.
Even thought you didn't find the normally sign's of a blown head gasket you need to be aware that a cracked head can cause the same issues that a blown head gasket does. Also it is possible to have a problem with either of those two things and not involve the cylinders. A breach between the water jacket and the pressure side of an oil port would force the oil into the water jacket. Since the spaces traveled by the oil are relatively small the transfer will tend to be one way.

However this is an uncommon problem. About all you can do to test for it is to check the oil pressure with a gauge and compare that with specs.
I would probably check it to be on the safe side.
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My antifreeze looks like chocoloate milk and pores like honey.


you have a blown head gasket or cracked block.

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How do you know if you cracked your head gasket, or if it's blown, or if it is something wrong with your car.


Engine cold, you open the radiator cap. You'll lose some coolant, so having a deep drip pan underneath is advisable. Be aware that antifreeze is poisonous to pets, as they are attracted to the sweet smell, and will drink it. It is also bad for humans, and should be kept away from children. Can cause blindness.
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First thing, pull the oil dipstick, and observe where the oil level is. You should have your vehicle on a flat level surface. Wipe the dipstick off with a clean rag, and recheck the level. If it is way overfull, and has yellowish globs, you have a blown head gasket, or a cracked engine block.

Getting the engine too hot, can cause a blown head gasket. Not enough antifreeze, or changing it when it's the change interval, can cause the engine to freeze, and crack the block.
Bring the dipstick close to your nose, and see if you can smell antifreeze.

Start the engine and observe the coolant. You may need a flashlight. You will see some bubbles as the coolant flows, through the coolant tubes of the radiator. This is normal. As the engine warms up, and the thermostat opens, if you see a constant stream of bubbles coming to the top, you have a blown head gasket.

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OVERHEATING


This could be a multitude of things:

Stuck closed thermostat.

Cooling fan not coming on.

Clogged radiator.

Low on coolant.

Water pump failing/leaking.

Head gasket blown, leaking exhaust into antifreeze.

Clogged catalytic converter.

Thermostat: If the Van heats up, then feel the upper radiator hose. If it's cold, then your thermostat is closed. Replace thermostat.

Coolant: If low, simply fill with distilled water and coolant. Low levels will let engine over heat.

Radiator: If there are cold-to-the-touch spots on the radiator after it should be warmed up, then a clogged is probably occuring. Have radiator flushed.

Head Gasket: If you smell exhaust fumes in your coolant reservois tank, then you got a blown head gasket.

Cat Converter: Only can be tested if off the car. Or you could try a non-contact thermometer. These are also good to testing cold spot on radiator or if thermostats are open.

Cooling fan: If mechanical it'll be spinning. If electrical, it should come on automatically with the A/C, or when it gets hot.

Water pump: Will be leaking from the front if it needs replaced. On a van, it's a tough job.

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Heat gauge shows hot , have to add antifreeze although no leak


Very common fault is head gaskets.  causing coolant consumption and bubbles in radiator.  Run vehicle, have a friend accelerate once or twice hard, while you smell exhaust for sweet smell of burning coolant.

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